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Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by suzulu on 22 June 2009 5:39pm
 
This video was made in the Antwerp , Belgium Central (Train) Station on the
23rd of March 2009.
. . . with no warning to the passengers passing through the station,
at 08:00 am a recording of Julie Andrews singing 'Do, Re, Mi' begins to play
on the public address system. As the bemused passengers watch in amazement,
some 200 dancers begin to appear from the crowd and station entrances.
They created this amazing stunt with just two rehearsals! Enjoy!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k&;annotation_id=annotation_72265&feature=iv
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by Amaia on 22 June 2009 6:49pm
 
I knew it (thank you Facebook), and it is very cool indeed! :)

I also like all the "frozen" videos, like on Trafalgar Square...
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by TERRY S on 23 June 2009 2:55am
 
Wooooooooooooooow!!!!!!

That was just amazing!

What a magical way to cheer commuters up. British Rail (as was) could have learned something here. There was one announcer here (so I heard) who tried to cheer up some holidaymakers years ago by saying over the tannoy,"Hi-de-hi, Campers!" He was fired the next day with the statement, "You are here to give information and make us money - that's all. You are not here to cheer up the passengers, even if we're to blame. If they're miserable, tough".

Personally, I'd rather be a happy commuter in Belgium than a miserable holidaymaker here, thanks.

This was great.
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by ev on 23 June 2009 12:08pm
 
Yeah wow! Great how they were all just dressed in normal clothes.. that really made it special/mysterious..

 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by artofcp on 23 June 2009 2:12pm
 
Thank you! That was wonderful!
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by kazzzz on 23 June 2009 3:53pm
 
Aww what a great idea! That would have put a smile on everyone's faces. Flashmobs are so much fun!
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by mrsthing on 24 June 2009 7:03pm
 
Why is a PA system called a "tannoy"?
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by bIG bLOGGER on 25 June 2009 3:20pm
 
This refers back to the history and early days of radio broadcasting when Guy Fountain Jr. founded the Tannoy Corporation in 1926,and became its first Chairman. He experimented with high frequency radio tension devices and devised a patent electrolytic rectifier using a Tantalum alloy. Thus,combining these two words,he coined (and patented) the registered trademark "Tannoy".
 
Re: Friday Smile - 'cause its not really a joke by mrsthing on 28 June 2009 8:02pm
 
Thanks, bIG.
 



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